Friday, March 17, 1939

St. Patricks & cold 22 [degrees] this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Leo & family helped with butchering today; made 25 lb. summer sausage today; done butchering early, gave Emil piece liver; got 10 lb. beef this time. last time had 5 lb. beef.

Thursday, March 16, 1939

Cold this morn. Went to Smithton, to Heap’s & Still’s; went to Leo’s, ask them to help butcher tomorrow. Poultry meeting in school hall tonite Ed Griffin principal speaker.

Monday, March 6, 1939

Went out to Henrys butchering, killed 2. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary had been here & Red Bud, drove out there for a few mins. to see how they all were. Chester Cowell of Chester accidentally shot his wife, she is in Red Bud hospital little below the heart, went through a purse [? – unclear] & arm, right under heart.

Monday, Feb. 20, 1939

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came we butchered 130 lb. hog. J. [Josie] Keller & Mrs. Neimeier came had supper here, took sausage & 16 doz. eggs along. Melvin Wagner brought the receipt here for Firemen’s dues.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1939

Beautiful day. Pap went to Waterloo got laying mash. went to Burksville on business. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary went butchering at Chris. Buehler’s today. 3 days. Bert [Bertille] quilted all day. Eggs are now 13 [cents] going down rapidly.

Monday, Jan. 23, 1939

Went out to Henry’s butchering 450 lb. hog boys were home no school, there eyes are alright; again. Somebody was here & swept paths for us. It snowed all day & tonite sheet ice, not so cold tonite about 30 [degrees].

Monday, Jan. 9, 1939

Uncle Fred’s butchered 2 hogs here today – 206 & 214 lbs. Henry & family & Leo & family all helped, raining nearly all morning. Emil came over awhile. A. [Aunt] Mary gave him some liver. Marita has a little cold. Eggs sure down 15 [cents].

Monday, Jan. 2, 1939

Went to Leo’s butchering 1 hog. Uncle Fred helped to; roads were little muddy coming home. Mr. Meng was buried this afternoon, we couldn’t go to funeral. they had services at house at 2 o clock, then to cemetery.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1938

Washed, ironed; scrubbed basement; cold packed 6 qts pork sausage. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon; cleaned up from butchering. Wm. Ganley brought our turkey up Mon. 12 1/2 lb. @ 20 [cents]. Got the Chicago Mail Order everything is O.K. Got Calandar [sic] from Chas. Grosses at Waterloo.

Monday, Dec. 19, 1938

We butchered 1 hog & Uncle Fred 1 – 186 lbs. @ $7.50. Leo & family & Henry & family. Billy. helped. Emil came over awhile; Josie Keller came out, took lot of sausage meat etc & egg along back; had supper here; took stuff along for other families.

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